Basic Keelboat
(ASA 101) Challenge

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Basic Keelboat (ASA 101) Challenge | Private Instruction

Sailors who are interested in earning ASA Basic Keelboat Certification and believe they already have the skills covered in ASA 101 may “challenge” – or test out of – the course.

This challenge is a three hour session that includes a short on the water test and a written test. Students who pass this course may continue on to Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)

Basic Keelboat Challenge

Private Instruction
  • All taxes and docking fees
  • Vessel & Personal Safety Equipment
  • ASA textbook
  • ASA Logbook
  • Shipping costs of course materials
  • ASA Basic Keelboat Certification test
  • Lunch
  • Gratuity

When and Where

A 3-hour test scheduled at your convenience at Pier 25 in Tribeca. 

What you'll learn

  • Nautical terminology
  • Sailing theory
  • Water safety
  • Knots
  • How to properly rig a sailboat
  • Docking and undocking under power
  • Safe marina procedures
  • The four basic maneuvers of a sailboat
  • Points of sail
  • Sail trim
  • Man overboard recovery procedure
  • Reefing and heave-to
  • Right of way rules
  • Boat and boater regulations
  • Tides and currents
  • Aids to navigation
  • Nautical Chart reading

Successful Completion Prepares You To

Skipper & Crew: boats up to 20′ in protected waters with light to moderate conditions, join our Wednesday Night Practice Sails, qualify for our Coastal Cruising Course, ASA 103.

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